Dubai is now in Europe
If you're reading this and freaking out at the possibility of the United Arab Emirates having done an opposite Brexit (a UA-in) and joined the European Union: Calm down. Dubai hasn't suddenly become a part of Europe overnight. And according to most educated people and geographers it never has and never will be a part of the continent. According to American rapper Jeremih on the other hand - it is.
Jeremih's latest mixtape 'Late Nights: Europe' dropped on Tuesday with fourteen tracks inspired by locations the rapper has performed in across Europe, featuring songs named after classic European cities such as 'Amsterdam', 'Copenhagen', and 'Hamburg'. What puzzles us is the inclusion of both 'Dubai' and 'Lebanon' - two locations which we are pretty confident in saying are not in fact a part of Europe.
We're unsure whether this was simply a poor error of judgment on behalf of Jeremih, or whether he did intend to make a bombastic political statement with his mixtape (We're probably swaying towards the former). However, one thing that we cannot argue is that 'Dubai', which features the assistance of both K Camp and Wiz Khalifa, is a song that you will very likely be bumping to all summer long. With it's catchy beats and lyrics dripping with braggaocio, the rest of the mixtape is equally worthy for playing out loud on an overly sunny day and is guaranteed to be gaining imminent air-time on the radios in the Emirate.
A solid musical effort with a very strange sense of geography, we think it would be best for everyone if Jeremih gave up his dream of becoming a cartographer and simply stuck to what he does best.